AirForceHops (4048) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can in a trade with Darren. Can stamped with a date of 3 October 2013.The color is a clear copper with white head and weak spotty lacing. Nose is all traits of Simcoe. Pine, musty grass and citrus. I was expecting a big Simcoe bomb and got more sweetness then I had thought. Caramel and toffee with lots of tropical fruits. Mango, peach and grapefruity hints. Light lingering bitterness. Not sure where the Caribbean-style influences are in this brew?? Still a nice drink.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Can at Maggie’s Attic. Amber color with a good-sized white head. The aroma is fairly underwhelming with dough malt, light citrus, and resin. Sweet and malty flavors initially with dough and toasty notes. It then switches gears and turns sharp, bitter, and very dry in the finish. Some coconut notes and lots of resinous hops here. Medium-bodied. This is very hoppy but it doesn’t have a ton of hop flavor, if that makes sense. Pretty good beer but not up to the level as most other Cigar City IPAs.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz can, thanks a ton Paul! Clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big grapefruit, orange, lemon peel, nice hints of pineapple and mango, slight biscuit, bread, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of bitter pine, grass, into orange peel, spicy notes from the yeast and hops, finishing slightly herbal, hints of orange peel, spicy, bitter.
reberiii (398) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz can, darker amber color. White foam, slight amount. Piney nose, but nearly as aromatic as some other Cigar City IPAs. Grapefruit bitter, but not grapefruit flavor. Mild, lacking some body.
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can from chris, thanks! pours clear bright golden with a creamy white head, good retention and lacing. melons, pepper, fruity and almost juicy malts, hint of toast and butter, spices. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, medium long peppery-citrusy finish. refreshing and nice.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good ipa. Fruity aroma, pine resin. Light spice from the simcoe. Fruity prime taste. Light sticky body. I love simcoe.
Minderbinder (2318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 355ml. Thx Chris.
Pours golden with low white head, some lacing. Aroma is of pine, malt, citrus, slight peat. Taste is of pine, malt, citrus, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Good.
BeerandBlues2 (10514) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. Pours very lightly hazy dark amber with a large, foamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, resin, and pine hops, apple and pear esters with biscuit and honey malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
patxa (200) - MEXICO - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good job from cigar city. Grassy and salty finish, complex taste notes with outstanding palate that last. Med bodied, a tad sweet. Very hoppy. Regular looks for the style and a rather citrus, floral weak aroma that goes by the sip. Very good brew.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. Citrus with some pine.